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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/16/24

Applications Due03/06/24

Vacancy ID151498


AgencyEnvironmental Conservation, Department of

TitleLand Surveyor Technician 2- NY HELPS

Occupational CategoryI.T. Engineering, Sciences

Salary Grade16

Bargaining UnitOSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary RangeFrom $59512 to $71979 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Provisional

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 15%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8 AM

To 4 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? Yes

County Albany

Street Address 625 Broadway

City Albany


Zip Code12233

Minimum Qualifications Eligible for NY HELPS appointment or 70.4 transfer: Must meet the minimum qualifications below.

This title is part of the New York Hiring for Emergency Limited Placement Statewide Program (NY HELPS). For the duration of the NY HELPS Program, this title may be filled via a non-competitive appointment, which means no examination is required but all candidates must meet the minimum qualifications of the title for which they apply. At this time, agencies may recruit and hire employees by making temporary appointments. In May 2024, if a temporary NY HELPS employee is satisfactorily performing in the position, the appointment will be changed from temporary pending Civil Service Commission Action to permanent non-competitive and the official probationary period will begin.

At a future date (within one year of permanent appointment), it is expected employees hired under NY HELPS will have their non-competitive employment status converted to competitive status, without having to compete in an examination. Employees will then be afforded with all of the same rights and privileges of competitive class employees of New York State. While serving permanently in a NY HELPS title, employees may take part in any promotion examination for which they are qualified.

Minimum qualifications for provisional appointment, non-competitive appointment or 70.4 transfer:

You must be a qualified employee of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and have had one year of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as an Assistant Land Surveyor 2 or Land Surveyor Technician 1


Open Competitive:
Either 1. four years of experience in land surveying that included conducting measurements of space, water, land and structures to determine boundaries, areas, elevations, alignments, volumes, and locations AND performing evaluation and analysis of field data and researching public and private land records;
Or 2. an associate’s degree or higher in Cartography, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Surveying Engineering Technology, Forestry, Forest Technology, Land Surveying, Geography, Geographic Information Science, Geomatics Engineering, Geospatial Science, or Spatial Science AND two years of experience as described in Option 1

Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.

Duties Description The Land Surveyor Technician 2 will participate in field surveys to investigate and examine evidence of real property boundary locations; make precise field measurements by operating modern
terrestrial and geodetic (GNSS) surveying instruments; record, reduce, and process survey data; plot survey results to create detailed base mapping; assist with work zone safety. This position will assist with the research of records relating to the ownership and location of real property, assist in determining property line and highway boundary locations, prepare boundary survey maps and other maps for acquiring and managing state interest in real property and/or prepare digital terrain models and base mapping for the design of Capital Projects. Will assist preparation of, review, and inspection of survey consultant contracts. Assist in activities related to acquisition and disposition of real property, including detailed deed analysis and assistance to the NYS Attorney General's office. Assist programs and the public with real property and boundary line questions and concerns, including boundary line maintenance. Expected to work alone in some activities when staffing levels require it. Will be required to carry equipment while performing field work.

Additional Comments Must have a valid driver’s license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Must be able to negotiate difficult terrain. Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions. Travel may be required. Overnight travel may be required. Telecommuting may be available, will be discussed at interview. Actual work schedule, duties and travel requirements may vary and will be discussed at the interview.

We offer a work-life balance and a generous benefits package, worth 65% of salary, including:

• Holiday & Paid Time Off
• Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
• Pension from New York State Employees’ Retirement System
• Shift & Geographic pay differentials
• Affordable Health Care options
• Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
• NYS Deferred Compensation plan
• Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, and U.S. Savings Bonds
• And many more...

For new State employees appointed to graded positions, the annual salary is the hiring rate (beginning of the Salary Range) of the position. Promotion salaries are calculated by the NYS Office of the State Comptroller in accordance with NYS Civil Service Law, OSC Payroll rules and regulations and negotiated union contracts.

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Name Heath Boomhower

Telephone 518-402-9273

Fax 518-402-9038

Email Address


Street 625 Broadway

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12233


Notes on ApplyingPlease email/mail your resume to the above. Be sure to include Posting #24-151498 on your resume and also in the subject line of the email or it may not be accepted.

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